In not-surprising-in-the-least news, Tom Cruise is set to return as Lee Child's silent but intimidating hero, Jack Reacher in a sequel to 2012's Jack Reacher. This new film is reported to be based upon the newest Reacher thriller, Never Go Back. Irony, of course, being something completely alien to Hollywood execs.
The newest book has Reacher returning to Virginia to find a friend under arrest, himself a suspect in an assault case, and a child that a woman swears is his. That last bit may be what is driving the rumor that Reacher will have a “smart teen female sidekick” in the film. Despite how you may feel about Cruise as a not so towering, not quite physically intimidating Jack Reacher, it can't be argued that the first film didn't preform at the box office. So the question remains, will you watch?